SINGLE TICKETS GO ON SALE AUGUST 16 FOR ARIZONA THEATRE COMPANY'S 2010-2011 SEASON
Tucson theatergoers will be able to purchase single tickets to all performances in Arizona Theatre Company's 2010-2011 Season as of Monday, August 16, 2010. Tickets start at $30 depending on performance date and section choice. Arizona Theatre Company's 2010-2011 Season is as follows:
Backwards in High Heels: The Ginger Musical
September 10 - October 2, 2010
She danced her way into our hearts in the arms of Fred Astaire, setting the gold standard for grace and elegance on the silver screen. In her surprising true-life story, we follow Ginger Rogers from the vaudeville stage at the age of 15 through her ascension to Hollywood goddess. Backwards in High Heels is the story of a small-town girl from Texas who dazzled the whole wide world, playing everything from 'the girl next door' to the modern woman with a mind of her own. It's a candy box of show-stopping dance numbers, great songs and some surprising revelations about the movie legend.
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
October 16 - November 6, 2010
It's 1927 and Ma Rainey, the Mother of the Blues, is getting ready to record the jazz songs that she sings like no one else. As she strides into the recording studio, she squares off against a battling quartet of musicians, a tight-fisted producer and her manager who's just trying to keep the recording session on track. Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, a gripping drama from Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright August Wilson, gives us a look at a time when even the most legendary singer of her day had to fight for every scrap of respect she could get. Starring renowned actor and recording artist Jevetta Steele as Ma Rainey. Contains mature themes and language.
Romeo and Juliet
November 11 - 14, 2010
Don't miss your chance to see 'the greatest love story ever told' performed by two of America's premier classical theatre companies. Shakespeare's brilliance was never brighter and more piercing than in this tale of young lovers who triumph over, and then fall victim to, two families at war. This masterpiece lives anew for every generation and paints a vivid picture of the moment when the intoxication of youthful passion soars highest. In poetic language unmatched by any writer, the story of two star-crossed lovers has never been so gripping, or so dangerous, as in this stirring new production.
This is the second co-production of the renowned Guthrie Theater and The Acting Company, following on the success of last season's Henry V, which Christopher Isherwood of The New York Times called "Magnificent and unexpectedly moving."
Woody Guthrie's American Song
November 27 - December 18, 2010
Bound for Glory, Nine Hundred Miles, This Land Is Your Land. We all know them and we've all sung them - songs about the open road, fighting for one's rights, and the beauty of nature. Now meet the man that brought them all to life. As he looked for work and his next meal, Woody sang the stories of a whole nation determined to survive the Great Depression. Pull up a chair and join with us in discovering and celebrating the great American who gave our country its voice. Directed by Randal Myler, who brought ATC audiences Hank Williams: Lost Highway, It Ain't Nothin' But the Blues and Love, Janis.
January 11 - February 12, 2011
Love, intrigue, romance and suicide. And that's just in the play they're rehearsing. In the late 1930s, Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne, the two most revered stars of the Broadway stage, decide to perform Chekhov's masterpiece The Sea Gull. But first they must retreat to 'investigate' the play at Ten Chimneys, their legendary Wisconsin estate, where they are surrounded by actors, family and hangers-on. When a young actress named Uta Hagen arrives, a romantic triangle begins to mirror the events in Chekhov's play about passion and art. The result is a sweet, sad, funny and revealing look at the private lives of artists who are always on the stage. Ten Chimneys is a world premiere by Jeffrey Hatcher, author of ATC's Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Ella and Tuesdays with Morrie.
Lost in Yonkers
February 26 - March 19, 2011
Meet the Kurnitz family. Grandma is the matriarch with a will of iron and a hardwood cane who spared no rod in raising her four children. When her two teenage grandsons are forced by circumstances to live with her for a year, the clash of generations and battle of wills leads the whole family to learn important lessons about duty, devotion, trust and love. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the Tony Award for Best Play, and as comical as it is poignant, Lost in Yonkers is the masterwork of Neil Simon's career and is certain to leave you spellbound with laughter and tears.
This is the fourth show in ATC's AMERICA PLAYS! Celebrating Great American Stories series. This unique initiative is designed to engage audiences both through the onstage performance and community activities.
The Mystery of Irma Vep
April 9 - 30, 2011
Audiences laughed until they couldn't breathe when we produced this virtuoso quick-change horror story a dozen years ago. You asked for it-so we're bringing it all back to endanger your funny bone again! Two lightning-fast actors portray all the residents of the Mandacrest estate-as well as a host of vampires, werewolves, mummys and things that go bump in the night-who travel from the moors of England to the tombs of Egypt and back again. With Gothic plot turns thrown out like thumbtacks in the road, along with a stage full of outrageous sets and costumes, Irma Vep will keep you in stitches right up until the final twist. "The play will keep you laughing... and laughing hard." - The Arizona Republic
Special Ticketing Information
Arizona Theatre Company performs in Tucson at the Temple of Music and Art, located at 330 S. Scott Avenue.
Arizona Theatre Company offers accessibility services for patrons with disabilities for select performances. For patrons with vision loss, ATC provides Audio Description, a running audio description of the movement and activities onstage through an infrared broadcast system. American Sign Language interpretation is presented by professional theatrically trained ASL-interpreters for people who have deafness or hearing loss. Open-Captioning allows patrons to read the play's dialogue on an LED screen as the play progresses. For Open-Captioned or ASL-interpreted performances, patrons should request seats best suited to ASL Interpretation or captioning when purchasing tickets. Large print and Braille programs and infrared listening amplification devices are also available at every ATC performance. TTY access for the box office is available in Tucson at (520) 884-9723 or via Arizona Relay at (800) 367-8939 (TTY/ASCII).
A variety of season packages and FlexPasses are also available. To purchase tickets call the ATC box office at (520) 622-2823 or visit www.arizonatheatre.org. Discounts are available for students, seniors, active military and groups of eight or more. During performance weeks, box office hours are 10 AM to 5 PM and 6 PM to curtain, Monday through Friday, with phone sales until 5 PM; and Saturday and Sunday, 12 PM to curtain. All other times of the season, box office hours are 10 AM to 5 PM, Monday through Friday.
Single tickets for Phoenix performances will become available to the public on September 7, 2010. For information about Phoenix performances, call the box office at (602) 256-6995 or visit www.arizonatheatre.org.
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